Dave Yauk

Dave Y.

Starkville, MS

About Dave Y.

Background check: Last verified 10/12/2015
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Dave teaches: Ages 1 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: September 1998
Last sign in: 6 days ago


I own a local music/art/production institution which hosts lessons for many instruments and artistic pursuits. Personally, I've been teaching for over 17 years, and I teach beginner to advanced students in instruments like guitar, bass, piano/keys, voice, and drums, and depending on your needs, our studio offers a variety of professional teachers that teach all woodwind, brass, and stringed instruments.

I also am an online teacher for a the world's biggest web platform for guitar instruction, and teach lessons alongside those from Berkeley, Musician's Institute, and Full Sail, as well with many very famous artists that are now in the music business.

Though I've had the fortune to work with some of the best in studios, as a songwriter, and player, and in education, both professional and informal, I love to teach entry level players up through the intermediate levels the most. I enjoy watching people discover things for the first time, and in my teaching I really do my best to craft my lessons to the needs of the students. My primary aim in teaching is that I would cultivate in my students a love for music and learning. With these two things in place, a student can go on to be and learn anything.

Join me and my studio. We'll have a great time, and we'll get you to your goals while we're enjoying the journey of music together!!

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Meet the Family!


Visible Music College

Jan 2015 - Present
Professor and Song Writer


Sep 2014 - Present
Private studio


Jan 2014 - Present
Finale School of Music & Garden City Productions and Publications

Guitar Instructor

Jul 2013 - Present

Band Recruiter/Drummer/Trainer

Jun 2001 - Aug 2003
CTI International

I was a drummer for a band that went to 48 of the 50 states and toured in 5 overseas countries. In addition to my duties as a musician I trained and formed other bands by recruiting musicians and training them to play together. The two years I was there we deployed over 12 bands to 22+ countries.


Doctorate in Worship Studies

Jan 2013 - Present
Institute of Worship Studies

Masters in Divinity

Jan 2010 - Dec 2012
Liberty University

Bachelor's in Organizational Management and Leadership

Mar 2003 - Mar 2005
Colorado Christian University

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency
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18 Reviews on Dave Y.

Grayson B. Jun 15, 2016
Drum · Online
Verified Student
A very fun session for my 9 year old learning basic drumming. He's over the moon excited! We are pleased to have found such an experienced and knowledgeable instructor.
Aidan B. Jun 15, 2016
Piano · Online
Verified Student
Our first session with Dave today! Dave is very patient with my boys. He took his time teaching and instructing. We walked away from the first half hour with lots of information. They are excited about learning again and have already spent time practicing.
Elizabeth Mar 15, 2016
Cello · Online
Verified Student
Learned a lot
McKenzie G. Mar 1, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
He seems to really get it! He understands how to explain it, he grasps music on such a different level than any other teachers we've used. So far we are extremely impressed.
Ally K. Feb 9, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
It was only the first lesson, and I feel like I've already had lesson's before. The lesson was great!
Josh Nov 24, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Dave really knows his stuff and can play well on any instrument. I haven't taken lessons from him personally, but I have played music with him. He would make a great teacher.
Ronelda Kraft Nov 5, 2015
Piano · In studio
He is a very talented and knowledgeable teacher who knows a lot about a lot of different instruments. He is a good leader and is good with people. He is dependable, well informed, disciplined, and just plain gifted in music.
I so enjoyed being under his tutorship.
Cindi Oct 20, 2015
Piano · In studio
Dave was very patient with our daughter. She was able to understand and relate to him very easily.
Tammy Oct 12, 2015
Djembe · In studio
Dave is patient and makes learning to play drums fun! He sets expectations that are both challenging and attainable for my 8 year old. I highly recommend him.
Stephen Oct 12, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Great guy and I would recommend him to anyone! He also is teaching my daughter piano and he is great with her also!